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Old 03-23-2013, 10:07 AM   #16621
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Well everyone. I did it. it took me 14 months and 2 weeks, but I freaking did it. It started with being in the hospital for 3 months, 10 months in a wheelchair, and the last 4 months or so using custom Tenere blue leg braces and a blue carbon cane. When I went to my doctors on tuesday he said do what I feel I can and live my life. My life includes motorcycles, so here it is. I cried, I laughed, I screamed in my helmet, I thanked my wife for her support, and I thanked God for the gifts in my life. It was an incredible feeling. I cannot even express the feeling. Thank you all for continuing to encourage me and stand behind me and my goal of riding again.

I sit on the bike and put my helmet and gloves on. Fold up my cane and put it in the pannier. Lift the bike off the side stand and off I go. Knee braces and leg supports are under my riding gear. Its still painful and hard to do, but I can do it.

You can see my smile under the helmet!







Good On Ya, JOE.!!!

Congrat's being back on 2-wheels..!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:09 AM   #16622
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And this is posted in the Yamaha Super Tenere thread because why?

Thanks 20v : ya beat me to it. B^)
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:11 AM   #16623
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Well everyone. I did it. it took me 14 months and 2 weeks, but I freaking did it. It started with being in the hospital for 3 months, 10 months in a wheelchair, and the last 4 months or so using custom Tenere blue leg braces and a blue carbon cane. When I went to my doctors on tuesday he said do what I feel I can and live my life. My life includes motorcycles, so here it is. I cried, I laughed, I screamed in my helmet, I thanked my wife for her support, and I thanked God for the gifts in my life. It was an incredible feeling. I cannot even express the feeling. Thank you all for continuing to encourage me and stand behind me and my goal of riding again.

I sit on the bike and put my helmet and gloves on. Fold up my cane and put it in the pannier. Lift the bike off the side stand and off I go. Knee braces and leg supports are under my riding gear. Its still painful and hard to do, but I can do it.

You can see my smile under the helmet!



Outstanding. Very happy for you.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:12 AM   #16624
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I dropped by the local BMW dealer to check out the new GS and ended taking it for a 40 minute test ride...

I think that bike is beautiful.

I can't afford one, and have a prejudice against Euro bikes. But, if I did have spare cash sittin' around, I can't guarantee that I wouldn't put my prejudice aside, for long enough to try it out for a few months.


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Yeah, I agree the S10 is good bang for the buck but for the same money Yamaha could have tuned the motor a bit better...

Understatement of the decade...


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...At the very least done away with the tuning that created a $450 surcharge to get rid of the 1-3 gear restrictions...

Amen...

...and that horrible off-idle dip that is so obvious when you ride it (and in all the dyno charts that have been posted).


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Old 03-23-2013, 10:13 AM   #16625
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And this is posted in the Yamaha Super Tenere thread because why?
I figure it is a troll.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:15 AM   #16626
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I figure it is a troll.
This. I'm not gonna bite.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:16 AM   #16627
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Well everyone. I did it. it took me 14 months and 2 weeks, but I freaking did it. It started with being in the hospital for 3 months, 10 months in a wheelchair, and the last 4 months or so using custom Tenere blue leg braces and a blue carbon cane. When I went to my doctors on tuesday he said do what I feel I can and live my life. My life includes motorcycles, so here it is. I cried, I laughed, I screamed in my helmet, I thanked my wife for her support, and I thanked God for the gifts in my life. It was an incredible feeling. I cannot even express the feeling. Thank you all for continuing to encourage me and stand behind me and my goal of riding again.

I sit on the bike and put my helmet and gloves on. Fold up my cane and put it in the pannier. Lift the bike off the side stand and off I go. Knee braces and leg supports are under my riding gear. Its still painful and hard to do, but I can do it.

You can see my smile under the helmet!



We can definetely see it
Congrats and glad you back on the road
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:21 AM   #16628
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I figure it is a troll.

Maybe he's just not punch-drunk off the Blue koolaid, and wanted to initiate some positive discourse.


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Old 03-23-2013, 11:14 AM   #16629
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At the very least done away with the tuning that created a $450 surcharge to get rid of the 1-3 gear restrictions.
My clutch fuse fix cost maybe .50 cents.

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Old 03-23-2013, 12:03 PM   #16630
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:14 PM   #16631
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Geology Rocks.....YOU rock!

As for the new water-boxer.........Drop dead gorgeous bike.
It calls to me. It promises to be the one.

Then I look out my window and see the one that actually has delivered. It has that wasp-eyes-face and it says with the upmost confidence, "promises promises".

It pizzes me off that the wasp is right. No good reason for it.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:22 PM   #16632
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Maybe he's just not punch-drunk off the Blue koolaid, and wanted to initiate some positive discourse.


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Old 03-23-2013, 03:38 PM   #16633
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I dropped by the local BMW dealer to check out the new GS and ended taking it for a 40 minute test ride. Real gem of a motor. Revs quick and pulls very hard, with enough low end torque that it will drive out of a very slow corner in 3rd gear without complaint. Power output is much greater than the S10. Obviously Yamaha's 1200cc liquid cooled twin could have been tuned to a much high spec and the power tamed with different driving modes, it's a real shame that Yamaha didn't do more in this respect. The GS sounds fantastic with a deep, throaty tone. I don't know how BMW manages to get that loud of an exhaust approved, but Yamaha goes with a muffler that sounds like a garbage disposal.
Brilliant bike. It's been out just over a week and has only had 3 recalls. Handles great if you are partial to tank slappers. Looks can be deceptive.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:40 PM   #16634
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Thank You sir.
No problem, I've also sent you a PM with more info then you probably need. Don't forget to sign in for the Ouray Super Tenere gathering in June.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:43 PM   #16635
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No problem, I've also sent you a PM with more info then you probably need. Don't forget to sign in for the Ouray Super Tenere gathering in June.
Have you got a link for that ?

I may be able to get there.
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